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CINCINNATI, Oh. – Jan. 17, 2019 – With the coldest temperatures of the season in the forecast this weekend, tri-state homeowners could find themselves dealing with damage caused by frozen or burst pipes. With periods of brutally cold weather, pipes are at risk of freezing due to sudden temperature drops, poor insulation or incorrect thermostat settings.
“Freezing temperatures put your pipes at risk, and recovery can be difficult and costly,” said Dan Scroggins, Insurance Managing Director for AAA. “Both plastic and copper pipes can burst. A crack as small as 1/8-inch can spew up to 250 gallons of water per day, causing flooding, serious structural damage and the potential for mold.”
With more than two months of winter left and more frigid weather likely in the weeks ahead, AAA offers suggestions that can help homeowners and renters prevent pipes from freezing and bursting, and provides the following tips when encountering frozen/burst pipes and for managing resulting home insurance claims:
Preventing Frozen Pipes:
Recovering from Frozen Pipes:
Managing Home Insurance Claims
“Prevention is the key to protecting your home this winter. A few simple steps can help you avoid a frozen pipes nightmare,” said Scroggins. “For added peace of mind, it’s a good idea to make sure you have adequate homeowners insurance.”
To find out more about homeowners or renters insurance, contact your local AAA insurance agent, call 866-AAA-4YOU or visit www.aaa.com/insurance.
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